Considering Heavenly Realities (Colossians 3:1-2)

If you then were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.

Colossians 3:1-2 (NKJV)

This passage speaks first of our position in Christ, which is that we have been raised with Him. This is the spiritual truth about every born again Christian: our old self has died, and we have been given a new born again self that is united with Jesus through the Holy Spirit. Now in order for us to begin to live out of this truth, we are instructed to set our minds on things above rather than earthly things. This means to think about, to meditate on, and to consider heavenly realities. Simply put, we are called to approach everything from knowing who we are in Christ: victorious overcomers who have been given all things that pertain to life and godliness! The more that we make this shift in heart and mind, the more will we lay hold of all that the grace of God has freely provided for us in Christ Jesus.

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